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Cambridge in General
Date: 07/07/00, updated on 07/07/00 (42 review reads)
Advantages: I guess they bring money in
Disadvantages: TOOOOOO many of them!!!!
There are very clear cut periods in Cambridge and we have just moved into the one which is the MOST annoying.
The end of term feels rather nice with a feeling in the air of tension (where I can feel good as I'm not them) and then happiness when it is all over and then relaxation when they are just ticking off the days to leave, then graduation and then the majority of the student disappear until October.
That was last week.
This week the whole of Cambrfidge is crawling with bloody tourists.
This is very noticable on the route I take to my afternoon job which does past Great St Marys and down Kings Parade and Trumpington Street.
So this is a warning to Tourists and Language School brats!
DO NOT stop suddenly in the middle of the pavement, however wonderful you may think the front of the Fudge Shop is don't stop dead otherwise someone may shoulder charge you out of the way.
DO NOT expect to be able to take pictures of your friends with Kings College in the background on one of the busiest paths in town. This time the penalty may not be physical but you will most certainly end up with many photos of peoples heads as they walk on their merry way down a path!
And I know it can be very hard indeed to not wander in packs, especially when you are in a group of 40 odd EF students with matching backpacks and no manners but try and keep in a tidy line and not just take up the whole path forcing people onto the busy road. This time you may again bear witness to a physical act.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't come here but have a healthy respect for those who live and work here!
And another thing, don't expect Cambridge to be an amazing wonderful place, we have an increasing begger problem, especially in the city centre and giving them money is not making it any easier.
Watch out or we may all gang up and coral you in the marketplace :)